I get inspired by strangely small things, like someone giving a day-long bus ticket they no longer need to someone waiting for a bus themselves or kids playing football in snow or something. Small things seem to start the annoyingly poetic cogs whirring in my head. Also other literature and some news articles make me feel like writing.
Apparently the play Equus was written because he read a random article about a horse that was blinded, then based the entire thing about why that might have happened, which is pretty cool really
I begin with writing a doggerel considering they aren't the hardest, that gets my brain going, then I reflect on the day and all the faces I've seen, taking mental notes of new ones and then I open the blinds on my window and look out to the forest in front of my house, observing the motion of the trees when the wind passes through them and every new detail such as leaves either growing or dying.
I find lots of things inspire me: sometimes I'll see something and it'll spark off a little story inside my head, other times it's a song lyric. Those pieces though tend to be short and with very true character development.
Mostly though I write when I am feeling sad too- about things that haven't gone my way, or I channel the feelings I've got for someone into a piece. I also really like playing about with the words: meanings, spellings, context that kind of thing (though very little of that makes it to dA )
The idea I've had for a novel came to me when I was thinking through lots of things, so I guess for me inspiration is all around (that sounds like some cheesy tag line, sorry )
I get inspiration anytime, any place. Like, I'll be in the shower, and i get a brilliant idea. Or at a party. Or bored in school. Totally random. I do notice that my creativity is strongly linked to my emotion, though. When I get depressed or happy or in a 'love' mood, I spin out good stuff. Also, I get inspiration from others sometimes. Like, they'll say something, and I'll think about what they said and come up with a brilliant idea linked to what they said. >.<
i never really thought about that, but if i were to say anything it would be emotion.Anything i write comes from an emotional standpoint whether its happy/sad both or in between. I think of how i felt in a moment or even when i write fiction or stories i think of how a character would feel in that situation.
Anime. Simple. Lol. Here is how it usually works: I watch some kind of show (mostly anime), then I go to sleep. I have a dream, an idea pops up. When I wake up, I write it down and save it for later. Yeah... I have a lot of ideas piling up right now and I don't know what to do with them (well, I should write them, duh).